Thursday, May 24, 2018/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, Opinions
John Youngberg lives in Belgrade and has worked on the staff of Montana Farm Bureau Federation for 26 years, serving as Executive Vice President since 2014. MFBF is Montana’s largest farm and ranch organization, with more than 21,000 member families.
Jay Bodner lives in Helena and has worked in natural resources for Montana Stockgrowers Association for 16 years, currently serving as MSGA Interim Executive Vice-President. MSGA is Montana’s largest beef industry organization, working on behalf of Montana’s cattle ranching families since 1884.
5/25/2018 2:58 PM
Thinking it might be time for Mr Youngberg and Mr Bodner to retire (Or at least reveal how much the CSKT promoters are paying them to push this unconstitutional federal meddling in Montana water rights)
If this is passed at the federal level, the feds get control of our waters, and then give the tribe control over our livelihoods, in direct violation of Montana State Constitution, as well as US Constitution.
Anyone remember those little documents, which are the Rule of Law for our land?
IMHO, if this compact passes, expect the lawsuits to explode and tie up our producers and lands for years to come.
IMHO, the Farm Bureau and Stockgrowers need tk listen to their own members, since apparently they haven't got the memo that those farmers and ranchers are against this illegal taking of water (and resulting property) rights.
5/26/2018 8:07 AM
This unconstitutional charge that Compact opponents love to rail on has been tried in Court and has failed spectacularly. The unconstitutional argument is nothing but propaganda.
The Compact (which is supported by a significant majority of both MFB and MSGA members) allows thousands of tribal claims to be forfeited by the CSKT. Without the Compact, the CSKT have Senior water right claims on streams and rivers in over 2/3 of Montana. This forfeiture by the CSKT is an incredible benefit for Montana farmers and ranchers.
Thank you to Mr. Youngberg and Mr. Bogner for putting out some real facts.
Howard G Newman
5/27/2018 11:19 PM
The CSKT compact is a crooked deal for Montana and all of agriculture.